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adjective peculiar pronunciation in British English /pɪˈkjuːliə(r)/
  1. 1
    strange, often in an unpleasant way
    a peculiar smell
    He told me a most peculiar story.
    I felt a little bit peculiar (=ill) and had to lie down.
  2. 2
    especially true or typical of a particular person, thing, or situation
    Each person’s handwriting has its own peculiar characteristics.
    Water holds a peculiar fascination for children.
    peculiar to: We shared an excitement peculiar to bird watchers.

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